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#1 2012-02-06 03:55:40

Maggiesdad
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Round One Poultry Show

Back by popular demand, it's the Round One Chooks!

Thanks for all the comments this morning, someone said post more of the girls , so here's the whole crew At 12wks tomorrow...

Red Roo - the big guy @ 4lb 4oz
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-YHQdGhAbvIU/Ty9Hz-hMEBI/AAAAAAAAAxE/ICOwWVvxiao/s640/Red%2520Roo.jpg

Black Roo @3lb 12oz
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-h_9g0dvAW60/Ty9HakRj4eI/AAAAAAAAAww/JFap7Et5H64/s640/Black%2520Roo.jpg

Blue Roo @3lb 12oz
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-kp0VPzZwwNo/Ty9HG9CUd9I/AAAAAAAAAwc/a_YdnNc0Xqc/s640/Blue%2520Roo.jpg

Purple Roo (Pink in What's my Gender) @3lb 8oz
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ijGOjg16wRw/Ty9Hm9ygybI/AAAAAAAAAw8/H0aC7FJBqg8/s640/Purple%2520Roo.jpg


And the young ladies...

Brown Pullet - (Cinnamon) @3lb 4oz
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-7IkvGoKs6wk/Ty9HVnr0AUI/AAAAAAAAAwk/2KIP9SLQTW0/s640/Brown%2520Pullet%2520%2528Cinnamon%2529.jpg

Blue Three Pullet 2 lb 3oz
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-McA9ff_FXJM/Ty9HE_LDSYI/AAAAAAAAAwU/29wf3qORgoc/s640/Blue%25203%2520Pullet.jpg

Blue Two Pullet @2lb 13oz
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-2c-hFV3pUxw/Ty9G6vdHPUI/AAAAAAAAAwM/xzpboAn01G0/s640/Blue%25202%2520Pullet.jpg

Green Pullet @2lb 9oz
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-0VQz6XmbVRg/Ty9HafvQHvI/AAAAAAAAAws/hY7DgAtwyDA/s640/Green%2520Pullet.jpg

Yellow Pullet (Blue One Pullet in What's my Gender) @3lb 1oz
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-a6p0Xvoy3so/Ty9G4STw10I/AAAAAAAAAwE/TolN6deRUUM/s640/Yellow%2520Pullet.jpg

Orange Pullet (Blue Five in What's my Gender)  @3lb 4oz
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-eeRFzmmqoLU/Ty6TFJfTmHI/AAAAAAAAAvU/f6szLpySVb4/s640/DSC_0174%2520%25282%2529.JPG


Sorry about the distracting background, I was working by myself and the only way I could get the to even think about holding still was to stick them on top of the coop and shoot like crazy!  :net:

The Blue Four Pullet was the one I lost, she was a light butterscotch with a nice black tail, but she was small, 2lbs 4oz the night she died.

Alright, so tell me what you really think of these guys!

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#2 2012-02-06 04:05:53

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Re: Round One Poultry Show

WOW nice looking birds, :EO: good going :thumbsup:


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#3 2012-02-06 12:31:37

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Re: Round One Poultry Show

Your photographic skills amaze me MD! They are a truely lovely group. And RIP Blue Four :sad:

Can't you just keep them all =D Which one has the side sprige MD?

Color wise I think your black roo is the closest to correct and his type looks good to me too. Other than color the big guy looks very good.

With the girls I would see how they end up in frame size and weight wise first.

:love:


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#4 2012-02-06 13:24:50

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Re: Round One Poultry Show

MD, when you got your eggs, do you know if Skyline had white legged hens in with a white legged roo? Or if he only had white matched to yellow? Just thinking it would be nice to know if your white leggers all carry the allele for yellow...


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#5 2012-02-06 13:26:58

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Re: Round One Poultry Show

They look very nice.  James at Skyline has done a great job with breeding them!  I got to admire the first rooster for his size and type even though the second roo has better colour and yellow legs.  All four boys are very nice.  If I had to rank them I would rank them in order you posted them. 
I think your yellow pullet will be a mottled one!  Thanks for posting the weights on them it will give us a guide for when we get ours done this year.


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#6 2012-02-09 01:11:40

Maggiesdad
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Re: Round One Poultry Show

poplar girl wrote:

Can't you just keep them all =D Which one has the side sprige MD?


:love:

He (Red) does... Side sprigs and white legs :duh:

And no I don't know how James had them paired up. He's rarely on here or BYC.  :(

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#7 2012-02-09 01:15:06

poplar girl
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Re: Round One Poultry Show

Which roo did you move to the other coop for fighting MD?


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#8 2012-02-09 01:31:00

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Re: Round One Poultry Show

They are all beautiful :love:, nice looking birds MD :thumbsup:

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#9 2012-02-09 02:00:41

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Re: Round One Poultry Show

I think you have a wonderful start with this breed.  I like Purple then Black roos. and next best shape I think is Blue.  I love the pics, they are nice and clear, but thye are standing a bit funny...looking at you and wondering where the blue carpet came from, it's a wonder they weren't pecking at it!  Your purple boy looks similar to my Sunny, Blondies son.  Much paler. 

I think all your females are worth breeding with the last one the furthest off ideal colour, but she is a big girl and with those roos, you could well get some really nice chicks.  I have some with less mottling like yours and am still not certain of how mottled is mottled! 

Thanks for posting and sharing your birds and their stats! It is so cool to be able to compare their numbers too.  I am sorry about your little blue hen.  It is always sad to lose a chook in your care and but the first is the worst.

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#10 2012-02-09 02:07:53

Maggiesdad
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Re: Round One Poultry Show

poplar girl wrote:

Which roo did you move to the other coop for fighting MD?

Another big (for his age group) white legged roo from Round Two. His band is red dot.  All of the chicks from the second batch are banded on the other leg (the right one), and with dotted colors. I use standard tyraps and code them with colored Sharpies.

It works fairly well, I have to brighten them up when they start fading.

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#11 2012-02-09 02:21:18

Maggiesdad
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Re: Round One Poultry Show

skeffling lavender farm wrote:

I think you have a wonderful start with this breed.  I like Purple then Black roos. and next best shape I think is Blue.  I love the pics, they are nice and clear, but thye are standing a bit funny...looking at you and wondering where the blue carpet came from, it's a wonder they weren't pecking at it!  Your purple boy looks similar to my Sunny, Blondies son.  Much paler. 

I think all your females are worth breeding with the last one the furthest off ideal colour, but she is a big girl and with those roos, you could well get some really nice chicks.  I have some with less mottling like yours and am still not certain of how mottled is mottled! 

Thanks for posting and sharing your birds and their stats! It is so cool to be able to compare their numbers too.  I am sorry about your little blue hen.  It is always sad to lose a chook in your care and but the first is the worst.

Thanks! I can't wait for you folks to see them in person (  :roadtrip: ) , I know it must be hard to draw conclusions from just a photo. They were pretty scared being that high off the ground, but it was the only way I could get them to hold still.

I think that what I want to do is set up three pens for a spiral breeding system. With a total of 11 roos, I hope we can pick out three good ones.

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#12 2012-02-09 02:22:54

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Re: Round One Poultry Show

Maggiesdad wrote:

poplar girl wrote:

Which roo did you move to the other coop for fighting MD?

Another big (for his age group) white legged roo from Round Two. His band is red dot.  All of the chicks from the second batch are banded on the other leg (the right one), and with dotted colors. I use standard tyraps and code them with colored Sharpies.

It works fairly well, I have to brighten them up when they start fading.

Oh! Well I was reading too fast, I thought he was from this group!

As much as I know I shouldn't in addition to type and color I factor in temperament way up there in how I choose. If I am not enjoying my birds then what's the point!

Claire is right MD, you do have some beautiful birds! I would keep all the girl's too if you have the space.


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#13 2012-02-09 02:26:18

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Re: Round One Poultry Show

Oh - when I necropsied Blue Four, I noticed she was covered in 3/4" new quills, so they're getting their next set of feathers.

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